waterloo station

Waterloo Tube Station london

Towering over the South Bank of the Thames, Waterloo Tube Station isn’t just a transport hub, it’s a London landmark. As Britain’s busiest station, its grand facade and bustling concourses thrum with the energy of commuters, day-trippers, and holidaymakers.

Beyond its impressive size, Waterloo boasts a rich history, dating back to 1848, and architectural details that nod to its past, from the iconic clock tower to the poignant Victory Arch memorial.

Whether you’re arriving for a city adventure, connecting to the south coast, or simply marveling at its scale, Waterloo Station offers a gateway to London’s vibrant spirit.

Preceding stationFollowing station
TerminusVauxhall or Clapham Junction
TerminusAshford International
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Opening Hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 5:30am – 11:15pm
  • Sat: 5:30 am – 11:15 pm
  • Sun: 6:30am – 10:30pm


  • Collect tickets bought online or by phone.
  • Purchase tickets for travel within Zone 1.
  • Use ticket machines for various services, including collecting online tickets, topping up Oyster cards, and buying tickets.
  • The ticket office offers accessible counters, induction loops, and staff assistance.

Oyster and Contactless:

  • Purchase new Oyster cards at ticket machines.
  • Top up Oyster pay as you go at ticket machines.
  • Use Oyster or contactless cards for travel.


  • Purchase new smartcards and load them with tickets at the ticket office or machines.
  • Validators are available for smartcards.

Note: You cannot purchase new Oyster cards or top up Oyster pay as you go at the ticket office.


  • Lambeth, London
  • Managed by Network Rail
  • Station code: WAT
  • Fare zone: 1


  • 24 platforms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cycle parking is available outside Exit 3
  • Toilet facilities available




  • Opened in 1848
  • Rebuilt in 1922
  • Served as a Eurostar terminal from 1994 to 2007

Information Sources:

  • Staff (help point, information point, ticket office)
  • Customer Information Screens
  • Departure Screens
  • Announcements
  • Arrival Screens
    • Information services opening times:Monday-Friday: 4:30 am – 1:05am
    • Saturday: 4:30am – 1:50am
    • Sunday: 5:30am – 1:05am
  • Staff help available
  • Customer help points available
    • Customer services hours:Monday-Saturday: 7:00 am – 10:15pm
    • Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:45pm
  • Station reception available


  • Luggage storage available
  • Lost property office hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00pm
  • CCTV present at the station

Note: This summary is based on the information you provided. SomeSome information may be outdated or incomplete. It’s always best to double-check with the station directly for the most up-to-date information.

  • Operator: APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
  • Availability: Open seven days a week (Monday-Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Total Spaces: 27
  • Accessible Spaces: 2
  • Accessible Equipment: Yes
  • Drop-off/Pick-up Points: Yes
  • CCTV: No

  • Spaces: 573 (stands & racks)
  • Location: Outside exit three on Station Approach / Cab Road
  • Shelter: No
  • Security: CCTV monitoring
  • Bicycle Hire: Santander Cycles available nearby (check details at tfl.gov.uk)

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  • All platforms are accessible without stairs.
  • Ticket barriers, machines, and the office counter are accessible.
  • There’s an induction loop for hearing aids.
  • ramp helps board trains.
  • Accessible toilets, waiting rooms, and wheelchairs are available.
  • There is no designated seating area, but seating is likely still present.

Getting to and from the station:

  • Accessible taxis are available nearby.
  • There’s a designated drop-off/pick-up point for people with disabilities.
  • There are accessible parking spaces with equipment assistance.

Help and information:

  • Station staff can offer assistance.
  • There are customer help points, a meeting point, and a helpline available.

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